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Fort Scott Presbyterian Village announces Art is Ageless® winners

Linda Thompson, “Winter Mittens”

Fort Scott Presbyterian Village recently announced the 2021 winners of the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition on the community Facebook page.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Megan Brillhart, marketing and admissions coordinator.  “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists age 65 and older. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”

Winners in the Fort Scott Presbyterian Village Art is Ageless juried competition were:

  • Best of Show professional: John Bartelsmeyer, “Wedding Quilt Pattern”
  • Best of Show amateur: Helen Nuzum, “Rona Rooster” (top, right)
  • People’s Choice amateur: Ruth Bahr, “Awed by Nature” (bottom, top left)
  • People’s Choice professional: Paul Milks, “Weedy Sunset” (top, left)
  • Judge’s Choice amateur: Barbara Gibson, “Feith” (bottom, bottom right)
  • Judge’s Choice professional: Tony Fornelli, “The Hillbilly” (bottom, top middle)
  • Christmas amateur: Linda Thompson, “Winter Mittens”
  • Fiber Arts amateur: Ruth Bahr, “Jellybean Bookmark” (bottom, top right)
  • Mixed Media/Crafts amateur: Barbara Gibson, “Feith”
  • Needlework amateur: Helen Nuzum, “Take a Ride”
  • Mixed Media/Crafts professional: Tony Fornelli, “In Loving Memory” (bottom, top left)
  • Painting amateur: Barbara Stuart, “This & That” (bottom, bottom left)
  • Painting professional: Tony Fornelli, “Dragon Slayer” (bottom, middle right)
  • Photography professional: Paul Milks, “Weedy Sunset”
  • Quilting amateur: Earline Foster, “Chubby Chicks” (bottom, middle left)
  • Sculpture/3D: Tony Fornelli, “The Hillbilly”
John Bartelsmeyer, “Wedding Quilt Pattern”

Local competition winners will join winners from 14 other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities to be judged at the masterpiece level. Winning entries at the masterpiece level are selected for publication in PMMA’s annual Art is Ageless calendar and note cards.

Helen Nuzum, “Take a Ride”

Art is Ageless is a copyrighted program of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America. For the competition, works must have been completed in the past five years. Started in 1980, Art is Ageless is an extension of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s wellness programs, which focus on mental, physical, social and spiritual health.

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